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US, South Korea to Announce Big North Korea Move

Yonhap says the offer is coming this week

(Newser) - Seems the US and South Korea really are on the verge of stopping "large-scale" military exercises, Reuters reports. Per Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, the two nations will announce the move this week with the stipulation that exercises with resume if Pyongyang fails to denuclearize as promised. "... More »

Trump: Americans Should 'Sit Up in Attention' for Me

He later said he was being sarcastic about remark made during impromptu Fox interview

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning Friday on Twitter , taking credit for bringing the World Cup to the US, boasting about the jobs numbers, and diving into the Justice Department's IG report , railing on FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey . It was another tweet, however,... More »

Senators Move to Mend Relations With Canada

Lawmakers from both parties act after rocky G-7 meeting

(Newser) - Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after the... More »

A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video

White House defends the salute as 'common courtesy'

(Newser) - North Korean state media has released video of President Trump returning the salute of a North Korean general at the Singapore summit. The footage set off a debate about whether the benefits of showing mutual respect to the general outweighed the fact that North Koreans could use the film as... More »

Pompeo Gets Testy Over 'Insulting' N. Korea Question

And Trump isn't too pleased with the media, either

(Newser) - President Trump was formally nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in early May, with the House of Representatives members who submitted the nomination citing his efforts to broker peace on the Korean peninsula. Now, a second nomination, this time out of Norway. The AP reports two lawmakers with the... More »

Trump Tweets North Korea Is 'No Longer a Nuclear Threat'

Not everyone agrees with the president's latest tweets

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted upon landing back on US soil, and one sentence in particular is grabbing attention: "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." In a subsequent tweet he wrote that "before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with... More »

Creator of the Trump-Kim 'Movie Trailer' Steps Forward

And it wasn't 'Destiny Pictures Productions'

(Newser) - "Woke up to 100's of e-mails and calls from all over the world. ... Crazzzzy day." Such was the experience Tuesday of Mark Castaldo, the man who founded California-based Destiny Pictures Productions. Behind the flurry of interest was the four-minute "movie trailer" that President Trump played for... More »

Kim Agrees to Send Remains of US Soldiers Home

Repatriation of Korean War remains is one of four key points Trump, Kim agreed upon

(Newser) - Of the 35,000 Americans who died on the Korean peninsula during the Korean War, 7,700 have not been accounted for. Per Veterans of Foreign Wars estimates, the remains of as many as 5,300 could still be in North Korea. Now, as one of four key points President... More »

White House Made Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un

President Trump showed it to North Korean leader at start of historic sit-down

(Newser) - Another headline-grabbing nugget from the Trump-Kim summit: The White House made a fake movie trailer that President Trump showed Kim Jong Un at the start of the leaders' historic meeting in Singapore. The four-plus-minute video, which even features the overlay "Destiny Pictures presents" despite the fact that there is... More »

Trump: Credit for Kim Meeting Goes to One Person

'Without Otto Warmbier, this summit wouldn't have happened'

(Newser) - Before the event took place, President Trump said his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un showed Otto Warmbier "has not died in vain." He upped that rhetoric Tuesday. "Without Otto Warmbier, this summit wouldn't have happened," Trump said, per Time . "It... More »

The Summit Over, Trump Made a 'Classic Alpha Male Move'

President gives Kim a peek into his limo; Trump also talked hotels on North Korea's beaches

(Newser) - You can temporarily take Donald Trump out of real estate, but you can't take the real estate out of Donald Trump. That much was clear at a Singapore press conference Tuesday, which took place after the president's meeting with Kim Jong Un and in which he touched upon... More »

Trump Says US Will Meet Major N. Korea Demand

'Provocative' war games will end, he says

(Newser) - President Trump filled in more details on his summit with Kim Jong Un at a press conference in Singapore on Tuesday—and it appears that a major North Korean demand has been met. Trump said that the "very provocative" war games with South Korea will come to an end,... More »

Kim: 'We Decided to Leave the Past Behind'

Trump says he had a 'terrific day' with North Korean

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document after a historic day of meetings in Singapore on Tuesday and while the contents weren't immediately disclosed, it was clear that the two men had clicked. "We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other... More »

Trump Pledges 'Security Guarantees' to Pyongyang

Kim recommits to 'complete denuclearization'

(Newser) - President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the US president pledging unspecified "security guarantees" to the North, and Kim recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the AP reports. They coupled the summit agreement with lofty... More »

Rodman Weeps as Kim Meets Trump

'I'm so happy'

(Newser) - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as President Trump and Kim Jong Un met for the first time. The eccentric former reality television star is one of the few westerners to have spent time with the North Korean leader during multiple... More »

One-on-One: Trump, Kim Will Meet Without Aides

North Korean leader goes sightseeing on eve of summit

(Newser) - The big summit is just hours away now, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is downplaying expectations of a huge breakthrough when President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet face to face. Their meeting "will set the framework for the hard work that will follow,” said Pompeo, as... More »

Trump: 'I Don't Think I Have to Prepare Much' for Kim Summit

And more big lines from president's appearance with Japan PM Shinzo Abe

(Newser) - Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that "attitude" is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, the AP reports. Preparing to depart Washington for the next week's... More »

China's ZTE Will Pay Huge Fine to End US Sanctions

'We still retain the power to shut them down again,' say commerce chief Ross

(Newser) - The United States has reached a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp . that includes a $1 billion fine, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The resolution of the ZTE case may clear the way for the US to make progress in its high-stakes trade talks with China, per the AP... More »

Report: Dennis Rodman Might Join Trump-Kim Summit

Ex-NBA player knows both men well

(Newser) - Next week's historic summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump might feature one of the only people on the planet who has spent significant amounts of time with both men: Dennis Rodman. The former NBA star—who has visited North Korea multiple times and was a Celebrity Apprentice... More »

Report: Kim Jong Un Has Purged Military Leadership

Top 3 military chiefs fired ahead of summit

(Newser) - In preparation for the Singapore summit, Kim Jong Un has reportedly shaken up North Korea's military leadership—though it's not clear whether it's the kind of reshuffle that involves executions or mere demotions. According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, all three of North Korea's... More »

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